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Singapore Sports Hub wins global and local design awards

United Kingdom Architecture News - Oct 3, 2014 - 13:52   11176 views

Singapore, October 3, 2014 – The Singapore Sports Hub has been named Sports Building of the Year at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2014. Designed by Arup, DP Architects and AECOM, the Sports Hub beat five other entries from around the world to clinch this award.

Earlier in the week, the Sports Hub received a Design Award at Singapore Institute of Architects Architectural Design Awards 2014 for its excellent planning and unique ecosystem of sporting, leisure and retail spaces. This latest win further recognises the Sports Hub’s architectural excellence amongst iconic sports-related buildings in the world.

These awards bear testament to the design team’s dedication and effort over the last eight years,” says Teoh Hai Pin, director of DP Architects. “The Sports Hub has set a benchmark for the planning and design of future integrated sports developments around the world. More than a premier sporting venue, the Sports Hub is unique in that it is a destination that is truly meant for all. The organisation of the leisure and lifestyle elements as well as meaningful civic realms inspires and encourages community participation and inclusiveness. For this socially meaningful project to be recognised internationally and locally is very rewarding indeed.”

It is fantastic for the design of the Singapore Sports Hub to be recognised in this way”, says Clive Lewis, Associate Director of Arup. “The design of the stadium has responded to our client’s very ambitious brief, the site context and the local climate.  To me, the National Stadium is the hub within the Sports Hub.  We wanted to create an icon of the dome roof which people can identify with elite sport and a world class sports destination.  At the same time we wanted a vibrant and attractive precinct which will draw people to the Sports Hub every day of the week. We are very proud of how it has been received as a successful venue by the people of Singapore and the recognition of its architecture today is a proud moment for all of us in the design team.”

“Central to the success of Sports Hub is just how well integrated the masterplan design is, linking the precinct seamlessly – with its sports, community and leisure uses – to the city beyond,” said Jonathan Rose, Principal, Design + Planning, AECOM. “From creating great new public spaces for the community, to landscape features such as rainwater harvesting, sustainability is woven into the design of the Sports Hub. We are honoured to receive the awards for this project, as a model for how design can help create lasting value for the city, over the long term.” 

The Singapore Sports Hub is Asia’s first integrated sports, leisure, entertainment and lifestyle destination. Designed for legacy, it provides infrastructure for elite world-class events and programmes that encourage everyday public participation.

Singapore Sports Hub Design Team:Arup + DP Architects + AECOM

Masterplan:DP Architects + Arup + AECOM

Architecture,Sports Venues:Arup Associates + DP Architects

Retail, Leisure, Office, Museum, Library:DP Architects

Engineering:Arup

M&E:Arup + Squire Mech

Landscape:AECOM

 

About Singapore Sports Hub

The Singapore Sports Hub will be Singapore's premier sports, entertainment and lifestyle hub with integrated community programming.

Consisting of a unique cluster development of integrated world-class sports facilities within the city, it will play a critical role in accelerating the development of sports industry, excellence and participation, and will take sports to the next level in Singapore.

Located on a 35-hectare site in Kallang, the Singapore Sports Hub will include the following facilities:

A new 55,000-capacity National Stadium with a retractable roof and movable tiered seating

A 6,000-capacity OCBC Aquatic Centre that meets FINA standards

A 3,000-capacity OCBC Arena which will be scalable and flexible in layout

Water Sports Centre featuring dragon boating, kayaking and canoeing

41,000 sq m Kallang Wave Mall 

The iconic Singapore Indoor Stadium

Singapore Sports Museum

Sports Hub Library

Daily community facilities and activities open for Singaporeans, including beach volleyball, hard courts for basketball, lawn bowls, giant chess, skate park, climbing wall and running/cycling circuit

The Singapore Sports Hub, which is managed by SportsHub Pte Ltd, is one of the largest sporting Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project in the world. It is also Singapore's largest flagship PPP project of this nature, and has won the PFI award in London in 2011 and the World Architecture Festival Award for Best Future Project in the leisure-led development category in 2013.

> via sportshub.com.sg